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Posted On:5/19/2004 4:58pm
Style: Judo, Jujitsu
I used an armbar in a real fight once. I knew the guy who was trying to fight me though, so i didn't really wanna bloody him up or injure him too bad. He did a bad takedown attempt and ended up on his back with me in side control. I was basically trying to just hold him down til he calmed down. If I had really wanted to mess him up, I could have easily GnPed at this point. He seemed to calm down, so I was letting him up, and he started swinging, so I grabbed him and armbarred him, putting enough pressure so that it really hurt but didn't snap. THAT made him think twice about fighting.
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Posted On:5/19/2004 4:59pm
So I suppose maybe it was only a halfway real fight. Because while the guy was trying (in vain) to swing at me, I wasn't really trying to hurt him. If I had been, there were several things I would have done first.
Posted On:5/19/2004 5:26pm
Style: Punk Rock
Used it once on an angry drunk Mexican dude at a party who decided to tackle me out front. He left an arm dangling with a drunken punch, and I grabbed it from the bottom and laid him down. He didn't know wtf was going on...
Posted On:5/20/2004 10:35am
Style: BJJ, MT, Haidong Gumdo
So Crash, did you break his arm? What happened next?
That would be a fight ender in most situations, I'd hope. I can see myself using it as a sweep from guard, one of my favs if the guy has taken me down and is throwing from guard(in training I mean).
Otherwise though, If I was in mount I'd stay there for GnP.
Posted On:5/20/2004 10:55am
i was wondering this myself the other day, since armbars don't seem to me to be the most vicious possible joint manipulation, and because they require you to be in a position that is, in my opinion, possibly the most vulnerable to a secondary attack, as fernando pointed out.
Posted On:5/21/2004 10:05am
Style: Tang Soo Do/ BJJ
I have used differant wrist locks b4 on people but never and on the ground armbar.
Posted On:5/21/2004 12:41pm
Style: Traditional JJ
So it seems then that traditional JJ is not as crappy as many people say.
I mean, standing locks = traditional JJ.
Posted On:5/21/2004 7:00pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
I've had friends use armbars in fights and break their opponents arms. Luke Beston was one of them: while working as a bouncer he got taken down, so he front swept the guy, got mount and then armbarred and broke the guys arm.
Posted On:5/21/2004 7:52pm
Style: stand up,clinch,ground
standing locks do not = jj
Posted On:5/22/2004 1:03am
What happened after he broke the guys arm?
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